by Jon Evans, Alpinegardensociety.net.
Photo by Kit Tan, one of the authors.
This is Gymnospermium altaicum odessanum,
found in Romania, by Mihai Doroftei.
|Author: ||Édouard Spach, 1839|
Altay, Kazakhstan, Xinjiang, China|
Medium - Maximum|
15 Centimetres |
Leontice altaica, Pall. 1779.
Leontice alpina, Halácsy.
Gymnospermium scipetarum, Paparisto & Qosja, 1983 = Gymnospermium altaicum
subsp. scipetarum, Kit Tan & Mullaj, 2001.
This member of the Berberidaceae family
was given this name by Édouard Spach in 1839. It is found in northern China and
southern Russia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to
lots of sun. The caudex can grow to six centimetres in diameter, the entire
plant to 15 or 20 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow.
The genera name from the Greek gymnos;
'naked' and Latin sperma; 'seed', referring to the unripe seeds which
are exposed when the membranous pericarp splits. The species name after the
This is Gymnospermium altaicum
odessanum, found in Romania, by Mihai Doroftei.